Biography of Sushil Jajodia

Sushil Jajodia is University Professor, BDM International Professor, and the founding director of Center for Secure Information Systems in the Volgenau School of Engineering at the George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. He is also the founding site director of the NSF I/UCRC Center for Cybersecurity Analytics and Automation (now in Phase II) at Mason.  He served as the chair of the Department of Information and Software Engineering during 1998-2002. He joined Mason after serving as the director of the Database and Expert Systems Program within the Division of Information, Robotics, and Intelligent Systems at the National Science Foundation. Before that he was the head of the Database and Distributed Systems Section in the Computer Science and Systems Branch at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington and Associate Professor of Computer Science and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Milan, Italy; Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge University, England; King's College, London, England; Paris Dauphine University, France; and Imperial College, London, England.

Dr. Jajodia received his PhD from the University of Oregon, Eugene. His research interests include security, privacy, databases, and distributed systems. He has authored or coauthored seven books, edited 52 books and conference proceedings, and published more than 500 technical papers in the refereed journals and conference proceedings. Four of his books have been translated in Chinese.  He is also a holder of 23 patents. His current research sponsors are the Army Research Office (ARO), Office of Naval Research (ONR), National Security Agency (NSA), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Intelligent Automation, Inc.

Dr. Jajodia  was elected a fellow of IEEE in January, 2013. He received the 1996 IFIP TC 11 Kristian Beckman award, 2000 Volgenau School of Engineering Outstanding Research Faculty Award, 2008 ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award, 2011 IFIP WG 11.3 Outstanding Research Contributions Award, 2015 ESORICS Outstanding Research Award, 2016 Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association (FISSEA) Educator of the Year Award, 2016 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award, and 2020 IEEE Computer Society W. Wallace McDowell Award.  He was recognized for the most accepted papers at the 30th anniversary of the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy.   His h-index is 107 and Erdos number is 2.

Dr. Jajodia has supervised 27 doctoral dissertations. Nine of these graduates hold tenured positions at U.S. universities; four are NSF CAREER awardees, one is DoE Young Investigator awardee, and one is a Fulbright Scholar.  Two additional students are tenured at foreign universities.

Dr. Jajodia has served in different capacities for various journals and conferences. He is the founding consulting editor of the Springer International Series on Advances in Information Security, and a member of the editorial board of Springer Cybersecurity, Springer Journal of Banking and Financial Technology, and SpringerBriefs in Computer Science.  He was the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Computer Security (1992-2010) and a past editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers (2016-2019), ACM Transactions on Information and Systems Security (1999-2006), IET Information Security (2007-2014), International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems (1992-2011), IEEE Concurrency (1997-2000), and IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (1989-1991).  He has been named a Golden Core member for his service to the IEEE Computer Society, and received International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Silver Core Award "in recognition of outstanding services to IFIP" in 2001. He is a past chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Audit, and Control (SIGSAC), IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Data Engineering, and IFIP WG 11.5 on Systems Integrity and Control. The URL for his web page is

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